National Coalition on Health Care

The National Coalition on Health Care (NCHC) was established in 1990 with the aim of attaining comprehensive change and improvement in the U.S. health care system. The organization’s vision is to “be a leader in promoting a healthy population and a more effective, efficient, and responsive health system that provides quality care for all.”

The founder of the Washington, D.C.–based organization was Dr. Henry E. Simmons, who later became president emeritus and chairperson of NCHC’s executive committee. In 2014, NCHC’s president and chief executive was John Rother. The coalition comprises more than 80 organizations, including health care providers, insurers, associations representing patients, consumer groups, physicians, labor unions, consumer groups, churches and faith-based organizations, and charities. These associations represent more than 100 million American employees, members, or ...

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